Sirens will showcase a stunning new body of work, which experimentally combines print, photography, collage and film to portray Emerson’s mysterious goddesses as ethereal yet beautiful creatures. Like Sirens, these femme fatales lure in the viewer, provoking questions and inviting you into their mythological world.  Rosie’s inspiration for the new collection derived from the historic technique of cyanotype printing, developed in the early 19th Century and used by engineers to reproduce notes and diagrams known as blue prints. Influenced by botanist Anna Atkins who brought this technique into photography, Rosie has adapted the cyanotype technique and given it a modern spin.  The artist combines collage elements and found botanical objects with life size negatives to manipulate the female form and revise our perceptions of the contemporary model.  In the downstairs bunker, Hang-Up will be hosting an exclusive screening of White Knight, Rosie’s enticing new film shot on a Super 8 camera.


Rosie Emerson Rosie Emerson

Rosie Emerson was born in Dorset in 1981. Since graduating in Fine Art from Kingston University In 2004, she has dedicated her work to exploring beauty, power and voyeurism interwoven within the subject of the female image. Emerson figures draw reference from archetype’s old and new, from Artemis to the modern day super model. Using drawing, collage or direct collaborations with photographers to create enigmatic images of women, which are simultaneously seductive and ultimately impotent. Rosie has exhibited widely in the UK, as well, Europe, and recently in LA, Singapore, Hong Kong and Dallas. Her work has also been featured in the likes of Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Another Magazine, The Financial Times and The Sunday Times Style Magazine.




11 Dec – 31 Jan 2016



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